Recovery safety reminder

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Recovery safety reminder

Post by YoungBuck » 19 Mar 2018, 12:43 pm

An unfortunate remind for those of us who go off road to always check your shackles before use and never use a tow ball for recovery.
Can't find any further details but it's unlikely a broken snatch strap on its own is going to kill a driver, more likely a shackle has failed or a tow ball was being used as the recovery point...
https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/nation ... 4z4x1.html
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Re: Recovery safety reminder

Post by AusTac » 19 Mar 2018, 12:45 pm

Saw this in the news, poor bloke/blokes family what a way to go
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Re: Recovery safety reminder

Post by Daddybang » 19 Mar 2018, 2:02 pm

Absolutely tragic!! :thumbsdown:
Using a blanket or mat on the strap can also help dampen the strap. :drinks:
This hard living ain't as easy as it used to be!!!
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